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WAAW foundation, 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Winner

We are so proud and excited to receive the 2016 GEM-Tech award. Three extraordinary organizations were announced on the 15th of November 2016 as winners of the 2016 GEM-TECH Awards at a ceremony in Bangkok, Thailand for their efforts to promote the empowerment of women and girls through information and communication technology (ICT), and a […]

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WAAW foundation selected as 2016 GEM-TECH Awards Finalist

We are proud to announce that we are a finalist for the @ITU @UN_Women #GEMTECHAwards

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The Plight of Science and Technology Teachers in Africa’s Secondary Schools

The advancement of science and technology is key for any economy to thrive. And the extent to which science and technology grow and develop has a lot to do with the quality of science education offered. Suffice to say the amount of investment a country pours into science teaching and research determines – to a […]

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October STEM chaper outreach activities

In October, our STEM chapter fellows in Makerere University,Uganda, University of Benin city, Nigeria and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana organized four College-to-secondary school STEM outreach and mentoring programs and impacted 235 secondary school girls. The overarching goal of this program is to bridge the secondary school to college continuum for STEM and […]

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Coding Workshop for youths in Abuja, Nigeria

The Working to advance STEM education for African Women (WAAW) foundation is organizing an immersive coding workshop for those interested in computer programming. Whether you are a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a journalist who wants to start building a portfolio to showcase […]

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Women in Tech Week Community Outreach in Abuja

WAAW foundation and ETSD foundation organized a community outreach in Federal Government Girls College, Abaji-Abuja from September 26-27th, 2016 under the umbrella of the Women in Tech Africa, Abuja Chapter. During the ‘Women in Tech Africa Week’, we engaged about 400 secondary school girls in hands-on training on Technology( learnt scratch programming and Arduino), and […]

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Seeking Success for Girls in STEM

Seeking Success for Girls in STEM October 04, 2016 “What has been one of your most rewarding experiences?” The question was a difficult one for 2007–08 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) Foundation Unoma Okorafor. “Being a part of other people’s success stories,” she […]

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WAAW foundation participated in 2016 NSE Exhibition

Participants from our 2016 Summer STEM camp were invited to participate in the Nigerian Society of Engineering (NSE) Abuja chapter Conference & Exhibition themed, “Engineering in this era of  change” from August 24 – 27, 2016. They interacted with Industry experts and showcased STEM hands-on projects on SCRATCH, Arduino programming, and Windmill system. Exhibition was […]

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Application for our 2016 STEM teachers training is open!

  We invite secondary school teachers from Government or Public secondary schools across Nigeria to apply for our new and unique training module on Computer programming and STEM hands-on activities. The training workshop will take place in Abuja, Nigeria from August 6-10, 2016. During the 5-day workshop, teachers will learn how to build a robot, […]

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WAAW participates in 2016 Women Forum, Mauritius

The president and founder of the Working to Advance STEM Education for African Women (WAAW) foundation, Dr. Unoma Ndili Okorafor participated in a 2-day “Women’s Forum” in Mauritius. The theme of the Forum is: “Meeting the Climate Challenge for Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) and Africa.” Participants debated on climate and health solutions; climate, agriculture, […]

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